Clean Water Wednesdays
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis
Barnstable Clean Water Coalition has teamed up with Cape Cod Beer to create Clean Water Wednesdays, an educational series that will be held at Cape Cod Beer. Join the experts as we deep dive into topics that are affecting not only our water on Cape Cod but globally as well! As a part of Clean Water Wednesday’s, you can purchase a Clean Water Wednesday 20oz glass for $6 and get a 20oz pour for the price 16 oz EVERY Wednesday- just bring your glass back! Help keep plastic out of our oceans! #CleanWaterMatters
For our first Clean Water Wednesday on August 7th at 6:30 pm at Cape Cod Beer, we are excited to have Bryan Horsley from the Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC) as our featured speaker.
Bryan is APCC’s Restoration Technician and the Program Manager for the Cape Cod Cyanobacteria Monitoring Program. His presentation will focus on monitoring for harmful cyanobacteria blooms in Cape Cod’s freshwater lakes and ponds. Harmful cyanobacteria blooms are an emerging issue in our local freshwater lakes and ponds, which is concerning because they can release potent cyanotoxins into the environment that pose direct health threats to humans, pets and wildlife. The cause of these blooms seems to be a combination of warming temperatures, altered rainfall patterns, and ever increasing nutrient enrichment of our waters.
Bryan’s talk will cover basic ecology of cyanobacteria, associated environmental and human health threats, APCC's Cape Cod Cyanobacteria Monitoring Program, and he will finish with an overview of actions that can be taken to help alleviate the problem.